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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
605 PM EDT Mon May 9 2022

...NWS Damage Survey for May 6 2022 Tornado Event ...

.20220506_Bryson  Corrected for location error...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95 mph
Path Length /statute/:  .4 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   50 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             05/06/2022
Start Time:             5:00 PM EDT
Start Location:         1.5 N Bryson City / Swain County / NC
Start Lat/Lon:          35.453 / -83.447

End Date:               05/06/2022
End Time:               5:03 PM EDT
End Location:           1.5 N Bryson City / Swain County / NC
End Lat/Lon:            35.457 / -83.442

Survey Summary:
A brief tornado damaged several homes north of Bryson City on Friday,
May 6, 2022.  Damage to 3 homes included roof damage, damage to siding
and doors, a few windows broken, and tree falls.  One home had a large
part of its roof removed.  Nearby areas of tree damage in the Deep
Creek Campground were related to the tornado, but not directly
in the path of the narrow tornadic damage. Eyewitnesses reported
observations consistent with a tornado, and timing and location of
damage corresponded with a weak rotational feature on radar.


EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories:

EF0...Weak......65 to 85 mph
EF1...Weak......86 to 110 mph
EF2...Strong....111 to 135 mph
EF3...Strong....136 to 165 mph
EF4...Violent...166 to 200 mph
EF5...Violent...>200 mph

The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
Storm Data.

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